SEC. 3.(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would, except when otherwise not permitted by federal law, ensure that everyone in the state has the right to all of the following:

(1) Access to income sufficient for survival, regardless of employment status or criminal justice background, including, but not limited to, the right to receive funds through public welfare programs, private donations, collecting recyclable goods, or soliciting donations in public spaces.

(2) Safe, decent, permanent, and affordable housing, as soon as possible, and the right to be free from further dislocation, unless and until safe, decent, permanent, and affordable housing is available.

(3) Access to clean and safe facilities 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with clearly identifiable staff able to react to safety concerns, including, but not limited to, shelters and drop-in centers that meet basic health, hygiene, and dignity needs, including any special needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals, youths, families, or those with mental illness or physical disabilities. This includes the right of all individuals to secure shelter without being required to state their gender or to share confidential health information protected by the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-191).

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